Bundelkhand Region spread over in Uttar Pradesh (U.P) and Madhya Pradesh (M.P) is known for its rich and multifaceted culture, priceless archaeological wealth and great historical importance.
The Betwa River traverses a long distance of 654 Km. from its source near Bhopal in M.P. upto its confluence with river Yamuna near
Hamirpur in U.P. and benefits both the States. After independence, the Government of U.P. undertook the multipurpose project on river
Betwa at Matatila in 1958.
Betwa River Board was constituted in 1976 under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of Water Resources by an Act of Parliament to
execute the Rajghat Dam Project and Power House. The Project authority started construction of the Project under the overall guidance
of the Board after promulgation of Betwa River Board Act, 1976. The benefits and cost of the above Project are shared equally by both
the State Governments.